Rape prosecutions in England and Wales at lowest level in a decade

Prosecutions are down by 32% in a year and convictions down 26%, CPS figures showRape charges, prosecutions and convictions in England and Wales have fallen to their lowest levels in more than a decade.The steep decline comes as the number...

Rape prosecutions in England and Wales at lowest level in a decade

Prosecutions are down by 32% in a year and convictions down 26%, CPS figures show

Rape charges, prosecutions and convictions in England and Wales have fallen to their lowest levels in more than a decade.

The steep decline comes as the number of rapes recorded by the police has more than doubled over the last six years.

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